Questions about designing with or for the Apple Mac; a series of models of desktop and laptop computers developed by Apple, Inc. Ask anything about design that's specifically relevant to an Apple Mac computer.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

0
votes
4answers
109 views

How to fix pixelation of vector logo?

i have been reading the forum in regards to vector art in illustrator appearing pixelated. I have followed many of the different suggestion regarding anti-aliasing, saving it in 72dpi, 300dpi and all ...
3
votes
1answer
95 views

Which sizes should I deliver icons in? (Desktop, not web)

It's the first time I am designing some icons for use on a desktop, but I have now come to the point where I have to export them as .ico. My question: How do I deliver, hand in the icons to the ...
3
votes
9answers
6k views

Capture clean Retina screenshot of web page without post production

How can I take a screenshot of a web page on a MacBook Pro with Retina Display (rMBP) that: Is at a reproducible size Looks sharp on Retina displays Without any browser chrome / accouterments ...
7
votes
3answers
14k views

Color differences between Mac and Windows, How to set color profile scheme on Windows to get same colors of Mac?

I'm developer; I use Windows but my designer uses Mac. Whenever he sends a graphic file to me (.psd and .ai files) the colors show differently on Mac and Windows, even if I take the color code from ...
6
votes
3answers
194 views

How to determine the “native” size of a bitmapped font?

I have a couple of bitmapped fonts in the form of *.dfont files. I would like to find out the "native" size(s) for these fonts. By "native" I mean the sizes (in points) of the bitmaps themselves, ...
0
votes
0answers
36 views

How to open with a mac, an illustrator file, generated with windows, containing linked files? [duplicate]

We work sharing files with Google Drive. So far we always worked with Windows and since the Google Drive for desktop is installed in the Drive C://. We never faced problems because the path is the ...
-2
votes
1answer
59 views

Free software to format an illustrated children fairy tale on Mac [closed]

I have the text and the drawings are scanned and saved. I am looking for: A nice modern font Formatting software that enables me to design my book with writing and pictures Editing software to ...
0
votes
1answer
420 views

How to detect if Extension Manager for has already been installed?

I have Illustrator CS6 and want to install some common plugin. This plugin needs Extension Manager installed. How can I detect if Extension Manager exists on my Mac?
0
votes
2answers
447 views

Select all layers within marquee tool

I want to select multiple layers within a marquee selection. For example, I want to select, copy and paste the tan background and black squiggle which are on two separate layers:
-3
votes
3answers
124 views

Which font to use for a Mac OS App design?

I'm designing a UI for an app in Mac OS (Yosemite) which font is the default font? or which font is widely used in the latest Mac apps?
8
votes
9answers
26k views

What are the best mac applications for developing pixel art?

I would like to create pixel art graphics for an iPhone game on my mac, and I'm wondering what are some good programs I should look into.
6
votes
3answers
11k views

CS5 export layers as files no number sequence

I am using cs5 layers to modify and then exporting layers as files. While saving CS5 automatically adds some number sequence at the end thereby modifying my original filename. It see to ...
1
vote
1answer
3k views

Is there a way to access Mac system fonts in Photoshop?

I am mocking up a Mac App interface on El Capitan and would like to use the San Francisco system font. However the San Francisco font doesn't appear in Photoshop's font menu. Is there a way to access ...
2
votes
2answers
114 views

Color problem in Pages for Mac

I have a problem when copying an image from Adobe Illustrator CC 2014 to Pages. The color of the image changes when pasted into Pages (5.5.3, OSX Yosemite 10.10.5). Pages actually changes the picture'...
3
votes
4answers
6k views

How to copy a character from Font Book on Max OS X Lion?

I'll like to use a symbol font character (upper right in the image, Glyph 5081). How can I copy the character from the Font Book and paste to another app? UPDATE: I can find the character at left, ...
-1
votes
1answer
550 views

iBooks author customize template: change section's title color

I'm trying to build an iBook with iBooks Author on my Mac customizing the "Contemporary" template. The point is when I switch the view mode from landscape to portrait Tte section title color is red ...
0
votes
2answers
1k views

Fonts that display in all devices and operating systems

I would like to know what are the Fonts which are displayed in all devices(Tablet/PC/Mac/Mobile) and platforms(iOS/Windows/Android). The real problems is, i have designed a Powerpoint presentation ...
0
votes
3answers
140 views

Which version of the Mac computer is most appropriate for students studying graphic design? [closed]

My daughter is going to be a Freshman at Liberty University this fall. We are interested in knowing which mac version would be recommended as she will be studying Graphic Design. Also we need to know ...
0
votes
1answer
116 views

CMYK Print - Jpg colours changing between Mac OS and Windows

I am a designer working on Mac OS X - I have created a CMYK .jpg graphic for print using InDesign. I printed it out and the colours appeared as expected. I sent this graphic to my account manager - ...
0
votes
1answer
44 views

Problems when selecting “Save for web”

I'm in the process of creating my name in Photoshop, but I have a problem. I type in my name. I use the "free transform" to scale to the size that I want. I make sure that the "anti-aliasing" is set ...
4
votes
5answers
18k views

How does one reset Illustrator CS6 on Mac?

My Illustrator is acting a bit buggy; more precisely, no selection is actually visible. Selected text isn't highlighted, looking for an anchor is like looking for a needle in a haystack, and finding a ...
2
votes
2answers
772 views

Font management tools for Mac

It's been a few years since I've visited this topic, one which has been one of Apples biggest issues since OS9. Font management. I have been using Font Explorer however I've never been very impressed ...
4
votes
3answers
2k views

How to determine what quality a JPG was saved as?

When saving JPG images with Pixelmator or Photoshop, I select a quality from the scale 1–100 that gives optimum file-size. Later on, I sometimes take these images and crop them a little more (not ...
1
vote
2answers
15k views

For mobile apps, what's the best graphic design software I should use (Mac)? [closed]

I am an experienced programmer but new to graphic design. I am making mobile apps for both iOS & Android, and I am wondering what graphic design tools/software I should use (in Mac) would be the ...
7
votes
2answers
3k views

Why are Apple products so common in mockups?

Inspired by this question: Why are Apple Macs used so much in the graphic design industry? While browsing through the web trying to find device mockups for my website, I realized that about 90% of ...
1
vote
2answers
4k views

Access to all glyphs from OTF font in Photoshop CS6 (Mac OS)

I have downloaded font and saw this video. Here author show, how to use all glyphs in Illustrator. But how to use it in Photoshop? I tried to find symbols in Fonts.app, copy it and paste to photoshop ...
1
vote
1answer
2k views

Copying the position of a slice or slices from one PSD file to another one

I hope I'm on the correct site to ask this question, because I'm new here. Is there a way to copy the position of a slice from a PSD file to another PSD file. If I select the Slice Select Tool and ...
5
votes
10answers
9k views

What are some of the benefits of having a Mac vs a Windows PC in a design environment?

I work in a b2b business and everyone here is on Windows PCs. A co-worker is pushing to move the design department from Windows to Mac. I worked on a Mac about 15 years ago when I worked for an ...
2
votes
1answer
6k views

Macbook Pro Retina Photoshop Pixelated Results?

I'm a web designer, and my old (non retina) Macbook, Photoshop used to produce clear images and text both in Photoshop and out of Photoshop when the final images had been saved as a png or jpg. ...
0
votes
1answer
164 views

Canvas recording and on Mac

I did some painting on iPad, in Procreate. Now I am moving to Mac with Wacom Intuos Pro. I am playing with Photoshop, Pixelmator and Sketchbook. I am looking for some plug-in or maybe completely ...
0
votes
1answer
39 views

Extract controls from screenshots

Is there a tool that can extract controls from screenshots (dialogues, windows,...) automatically in something like layers in Photoshop? In my memory there was a tool for Mac doing this. But I couldn'...
0
votes
1answer
192 views

Placing the names of layers in Photoshop into Illustrator as text

I'm using a linked .psd file to quickly make a series of images for screen-printing and web all at the same time. I use it to place images from Photoshop into Illustrator. The linked file is really ...
0
votes
2answers
262 views

Which fonts don't come with Windows 8 that would come with a new MAC?

I'm a beginning graphics designer and I currently own a Macbook Pro that I got in 2010 that is really on the fritz and basically I need a new computer. I am comfortable using both Mac's and PC's, so ...
0
votes
1answer
198 views

Does the 2014 13inch vs 15inch Macbook Pro Make A Difference? [closed]

I'm currently a Design Comms student and I'm thinking of changing my 2012 macbook pro to the new 2014 retina macbook pro. I'm torn between the choice of the 13inch high end model of it's kind or the ...
2
votes
2answers
1k views

Illustrator CS4: when I select an object with the Selection tool, and try and move it, it copies it instead [closed]

This is in a file originally created in version and installation of Illustrator CS4. I have a simple text item with one character in it. Alternately, I pick a drawn element, doesn't matter. I have ...
0
votes
1answer
6k views

Align tool not working on Illustrator CC 2014 [closed]

It's kinda weird. I'm unable to figure out why 'Align' tool is not working on my Illustrator. If it's of help; i'm on Yosemite with CC 2014 latest release. PS: I'm using Mac for past 2 days only, so ...
1
vote
1answer
765 views

How to match brightness between two different images using GIMP (Mac OSX)?

I took two pictures with my iPhone, one during the day and one at night. How do I make it such that the two images look like they were taken at the same time of day? Is there a compare two images ...
0
votes
1answer
243 views

Changing zoom level steps of Photoshop

When I zoom with my Macbook's trackpad by pinch gesture, elements get blurry because of decimal zoom level like "169,11%". Is there a way to change zoom steps to use only integers?
2
votes
1answer
744 views

Quality loss when PDF opened in Preview

I just saved an .ai file as a .pdf and opened it afterwards to check size and quality. This is when I noticed the saved file was lower in both color and resolution, than the original .ai file. After ...
1
vote
1answer
5k views

Is Adobe Photoshop CS 5.1 compatible with Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite)? [closed]

I have Adobe Photoshop CS 5.1 installed on Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks), and it works just fine. Does anyone know if this version of Photoshop will still work if I upgrade to Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite)?
1
vote
3answers
1k views

Mac OSX Lion or Mountain Lion GUI wireframing kit for Illustrator

Is anyone aware of a wireframing kit for Illustrator (or any vector based template) that encompasses GUI elements from Mac OSX Lion or Mountain Lion?
1
vote
1answer
5k views

data merge not generating multiple records.

I need to know what i'm doing wrong. i'm making a catalog that needs 4 images per page. as so. i know i can't do that with facing pages so i separated the two pages and created individual file for ...
6
votes
3answers
38k views

UI Mockup and wireframing tool for Mac OS X app UI's [closed]

I'm looking to get some input from experienced designers, since my main job revolves around coding and not so much designing... What good tools are out there that one can use to mockup some os x ...
38
votes
24answers
103k views

Why are Apple Macs used so much in the graphic design industry?

Why is it that graphic designers more often use an Apple Mac? I am studying graphic design and I am hoping to do some freelance work in my spare time. I have a unit in my studies to discover why Macs ...
5
votes
8answers
37k views

Temporary keyboard shortcuts stopped working- illustrator/photoshop CS5 (mac)

I use temporary keyboard shortcuts for navigating my work area... e.g.: Hold down Space to get hand tool Hold down Space + Cmd / Space + Cmd+Option to get zoom in/out tool All of a sudden these ...
1
vote
5answers
4k views

Any program to create/edit Adobe Illustrator xml easily?

I've been using Illustrator's Data-Driven Graphics, for one of my projects. But dread using command-line programing to populate all the fields. Is there a GUI app to manage, edit and save Adobe ...
1
vote
1answer
144 views

Math fonts available for Mac CS4 systems?

Any leads on the names of serif and sanserif fonts that have comprehensive character sets necessary for advanced math equations and math expressions? The lead received has been very helpful in ...
17
votes
4answers
20k views

How can I force a guide to snap pixels whilst being dragged?

When I drag my mouse through a ruler to create a new guide, I want this guide to move pixel by pixel so that when I leave it, it will have snapped to a side of a pixel instead of staying in the middle....
2
votes
1answer
293 views

Macosx and Helvetica license

i was going to make a simple logo using Helvetica Neue font since i see it in my Mac fonts list (default fonts includes Helvetica Neue tho) BUt i'm wondering, can i make an svg brand logo as well as ...
3
votes
1answer
2k views

How do I make everything appear on one screen in Mavericks [closed]

When I open illustrator and move it to my secondary monitor in Mavericks and try and open anything... for example a new document, it will appear in my laptop screen as opposed to my second monitor. Is ...